Minister to develop Sea Food Exports in North | Daily News

Minister to develop Sea Food Exports in North

Minister Douglas Devananda discussing the matter with the stakeholders.
Minister Douglas Devananda discussing the matter with the stakeholders.

Exporting sea cucumbers, prawns, lobsters, aquatic plants and inland fish will be promoted in the Northern Province, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Douglas Devananda said.He said that permissions have been granted to grow sea cucumbers as a foreign exchange earner. Minister Devand said that fishermen in Kattakadu, Pokekarippu, Chinndikulametc have not been using the 47 areas that were allocated to them for fishing.

Therefore, the Fisheries Department has been instructed to provide opportunities for amateur fishermen to promote the sea food industry.